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rsteck57
07-19-2007, 03:07 PM
APAI POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS 2007-09 AT QUT, Brisbane, Australia

"Understanding the biomechanical effects of fixation strategies to improve the technology of bone fracture management."

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified individuals for an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) PhD scholarship in the Faculty of the Built Environment and Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane.

The exciting research project, in collaboration with Synthes Australia Pty Ltd, examines the biomechanical effects of fixation strategies to improve the technology of bone fracture treatment. The successful candidate will use experimental and computational methods to characterise the mechanical environment in healing tissues during fracture repair under the influence of different fixation strategies. The goal is to use the outcomes of this research to predict the effects of the mechanical conditions on the healing process and thereby enhance our understanding of biological and mechanical interactions.

Benefits
* The award will be provided for three years of full-time study
* An annual, tax-free stipend of AUS$25,627
* The recipient will also receive financial support for international and domestic research travel.
* An excellent research training opportunity in both experimental and numerical modelling research in the outstanding multi-disciplinary environment of QUTĘs Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). It also provides a unique opportunity to work in a project with Synthes, a leading global medical device company.

Applicants for this position:
* be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen.
* hold a relevant degree (e.g. Biomedical, Mechanical or related engineering branches) of at least First class honours or equivalent.
* not have completed a PhD or its equivalent.

Applicants with demonstrable oral and written communication skills are desirable. Some previous knowledge of finite element analysis will be preferred. The successful applicant must be able to commence full-time study as soon as possible.
Applicants who have previously submitted an expression of interest should reapply.

Further inquiries:
Dr Sanjay Mishra,Tel: +61 (0)7 3138 6238, Email: sk.mishra@qut.edu.au; Dr Gongfa Chen, Tel +61 (0)7 3138 6293, Email: g3.chen@qut.edu.au; Dr Roland Steck, Tel +61 (0)7 3138 6282, Email: r.steck@qut.edu.au














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